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Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
that the sanctions would begin to unravel. i heard today that iran's president said the economy has markedly improved. they have not even put in place -- steps must be taken to repent for the erosion of the sanction. ultimately, the sanctions remain an essential element of the international effort to compel iran to dispel its nuclear the terror infrastructure and take apart all of the centrifuges and tear down the heavy water reactors and eliminate the current stockpile of enriched on weapond working radiation -- weapons that geneva does not address. none of it is necessary for a peaceful nuclear program. while israel is prepared to do what is necessary to defend itself, we share president obama's preface to see iran's endlear weapons program through diplomacy. for diplomacy to succeed, it must be coupled with powerful sanctions and a credible military threat. -- ae repeat that diplomatic solution is better than a military option, but a military option is necessary for diplomacy to succeed, as are powerful sanctions. we agree after a cup will of tough years, iran finally -- a couple of tough years, i
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
of democracy and a propeller of our economy. most importantly, we must really make sure that we figure out how to enable all kids to have the opportunity to not only dream big, but achieve them. >> thank you. let me ask you one or two and then we will go to kimberly to start. let me ask you about the common core standards. you said, you think that obamacare is bad and the implementation of the common core is far worse. who is to blame and anyone stepping up to fix this? >> i am not a big believer in this. i am a union leader and i could easily say, this one, this one, this one. if we are not rolling up our sleeves and actually engaging, then we are in the same debate over who cares about kids. i care about kids, no, i care about kids. that is a debate we are having. let me just say, this is what i think is happened. we do education policy by precedent. i think the governor and the state she's right about saying, let's figure out a set of standards that are aligned to what kids need to know about the global economy. they move pretty fast about it. we were engaged with them and brought a lot of
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
, it will harm the economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective way there is to boost the economy. when more people spend money on basic necessities, it means more customers and more jobs. the evidence shows that unemployment does not stop people from trying to hard work -- stop work -- trying hard to find work. if we stopted that it now it will be a drag on the economy next year. another estimate thinks it can cost businesses to wondered 40,000 jobs. without the ability to feed their families or pay bills, many people currently looking looking forld stop good. extending unemployment insurance is not just the right thing to do for our families, it is the smart thing to do for our economy. it should not be a partisan issue. for decades, congress has offered to vote for relief for job seekers. now that economic lifeline is in jeopardy all because republicans in the congress, which is on track to be the most unproductive in history, has so far refused to extend it. in this holiday season, let's give our fellow americans were desperately looking for work the help they need to keep on
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 1:00am EST
in education, investments in infrastructure, and trying to figure out an economy that works for all i think is important. take tomorrow, fast food workers. 100 places where the fast food workers are going to be staging strikes. and who are the fast food workers now? it is no longer 18-year-old, 19- year-old, 20-year-old kid trying to get into college, or in college and doing this is a job. when you go to mcdonald's, when you go to walmart, you are seeing people in their 60s and 70s. this is wrong. and so i think there is a sense we will see. so, but, in terms of my belly wake, public education, on december 9 there will be over 60 events, 60 cities, counties, towns, and more coming every day, of parents, community groups, clergy, are union foundations talking about how to do bottom up reform, solution reform, community-based reform that actually helps kids be more successful than schools. so we are seeing this community work and this bottom-up organizing in public education, as well as in economic issues. job issues. >> mr. sellwood. >> you mentioned that we should not have a race to the bot
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
able to improve reforms. instruments tous have a very strong economy and especially, very good social results. the facts are there. the economy is growing almost at an average of 5.0%. we have been creating jobs for 14 months in a row. we had a performance of 40 months, month after month, the unemployment rate was going down. we can say that very proudly colombia has created more jobs than any other country in latin america, including brazil. this is something which i think is very important. the jobs that we have been creating for the first time our formal jobs instead of informal jobs. we have put in place specific and focused public policies and ,aken action to fight poverty extreme poverty. peru,sides through -- which has been the country that has performed better in this are theafter peru we best performer in the whole region in terms of decreasing poverty. and also against extreme poverty we have put in place specific actions and we have been able to take on extreme poverty more than one million -- for more than one million colombians. one of the big problems that we bottlenecks
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 5:50am EST
of our country. it is the veins and the arteries that connect the information economy in the u.s. trafficeeing data increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect communication, whether they originate in a wireless or wireline environment. america's future is a wireline environment. >> the future of the communications industry at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. >> this week on "q&a," pulitzer prize-winning journalist david finkel discusses his latest book titled, "thank you for your service." >> david finkel, at what point did you decide to call this book "thank you for your service"? >> it happened late in the game after i turned in the manuscript and we were searching for a title. i had another one in mind, which was "the suicide room." when i mention that to the publisher, she said, that is just a traffic title. are you trying to put us out of business? i said, i would read that book. she said, that is really not the right title for this book. we sat and batted it around. there is something about this phrase. i was worried it would come across as ju
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
on thin --gins, forcing operators to austin, texas remains one of the strong economies in the country. since the recession we have tightened our belts to manage rising costs and we are still very much feeling the impact, including double-digit health insurance -- double-digit health insurance premium increases. it puts pressure on our teams, allen i vendors, on our pricing -- on our vendors, on our pricing. in addition to the aggregation rules, there are several other sections of a lot of impact restaurant operations and similar small businesses. -- of the law that impacts restaurant operations and similar small businesses. the restaurant and food service industry attract people seeking a flexible work environment, whether they are students between careers or just looking for a second job to makes ends -- to make ends meet. there is a significant movement. given the short term nature of individual employment, the administrative urban of educating and processing the enrollments prove almost as expensive as coverage itself. absorb thiscannot cost and ultimately the cost will be warmed b
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
as an economy with the growth and per capita terms for a system that delivered last effective outcomes for a smaller percentage of the population. in short, quoting someone i know well, we were spending more each year and getting less. economies suffered and all of it was unnecessary. fighting to deliver quality affordable care and the security that comes with it to every american is paramount. making sure everyone gets a fair shake and as we continue to rebuild our economy and a better middle class and that is what the affordable care act does by using touchtone american values of transparency and competition to improve health care protections and affordability for those americans who already have insurance and to provide new affordable care act and sort consumers who don't have the -- for consumers who don't have it or want to switch their insurance. we finally put in place real solutions that will continue for decades to come. reforming the system is not an easy task. i have worked on many complicated issues. peace in the middle east, iran, but it deals. -- and budget deals. reformi
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:10pm EST
of the benefit to our economy of having half a million, one million more college educated workers? >> i don't have those numbers at my fingertips. economists have done network and we would be happy to submit for the record. that -- note they only have they cited the benefits for those completing an education, but even going to some college has economic benefit for the community and individual. is a higherhere dropout rate than we would like from pell recipients, getting them into college has benefits to you and me and our constituents? >> yes. there's a question to be asked here. to be eligible for a pell grant, you have to be enrolled in a program that is leading to some sort of certificate or degree. but there are some instances where if there are dollars lacking in workforce development or training, some students have no intention of completing a certificate or degree. todaye of the discussion has dealt with waste and fraud and the effect of college aid on reducing individual initiative thosee preparation of that receive pell grants, particularly those on the short end of the privilege c
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
regardless right now you are out of work. >> i think over the next year the us economy will be better. >> i hear that it is supposed to be improving but i can't tell you how many people around me are unemployed and struggling. >> the federal deficit affects just because way everything is related to everything and it trickles down. >> it is more difficult to get salary and benefits. of ae most likely impact federal deficit is fewer job opportunities. >> hopefully in my lifetime it see for mytter but i children if it continues to go the way is in this world they're going to have it rough. >> the shutdown definitely affected many people in this country. >> if we lose trust or a sense of security -- >> i think the ederal shutdown means that find optimism for america based on the fact that we persevere and keep going. we don't give up and we stick together. i think that will get us through. >> there's a lot of negative news about the country going downhill, but the american spirit is so positive and you can always find the silver lining. it is who we are as people. we can't really focus on anyth
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
's economy, cut their revenues by more than half. have put enormous pressure on their currency. their economy contracted by five percent. it is precisely because of the international sanctions and the coalition we were able to build that the iranian people responded by saying we need a new direction. and that's what brought president rouhani to power. he was not necessarily the first choice of the hardliners inside of iran. now, that doesn't mean that we should trust him or anybody else inside of iran. this is a regime that came to power swearing opposition to the united states, to israel, and to many of the values that we hold dear. but what i've consistently said is even as i don't take any options off the table, what we do have to test is the possibility that we can resolve this issue diplomatically. and that is the deal that, at the first stages, we have been able to get done in geneva, thanks to some extraordinary work by john kerry and his counterparts in the p5-plus-1. so let's look at exactly what we've done. for the first time in over a decade, we have halted advances in the iranian
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am EST
.s. economy is currently in a recession or not, 53% believe that we are still in a recession. four to one percent believe the recession is passed. there are some ideological cuts -- republicanste by a margin of 56 to 40% think we are still in a recession. that pushes against the other finding of who is optimistic. households are not above 50,000 a year, yet you have is finding that is somewhat ideological that we are still in a recession. and withnce 58% to 36 democrats 5144 believing that we are out of recession. that, slim margin on though. looking at that by income group, there are not as many surprises there as you would expect, but i would say there is this one ideological peas to where there are not we in a recession. when you are a republican you're much more likely to believe we are still in recession. stillwho believe we are in a recession also much more likely to disapprove of president obama's job performance and are considerably more skeptical about participating in the financial system. if you believe that we are in a 65/28ion, your disapprove/approve of the job that he is do
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